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Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Canada-Q » August 4th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Greetings Everyone!

Just saying hello and thanks for accepting me on the forums.

I've been interested in purchasing/building a smoker for about a year now, and I finally decided to pull the trigger. As I was unable to find a quality looking cooker to purchase up here in the North, I just recently went ahead and bought plans for a 48" by 24" diameter RF. I figure it'll be better to have a slightly larger cooker rather than one that's too small.

I'm having a local metal fab shop cut and roll all the pieces for the cooker for me, and then I will assemble it myself with a little help. I've got no experience myself but my best buddy and co-bbq enthusiast Sean is a moderately experienced welder and he's going to be helping me put everything together.

I look forward to sharing the process of my build with everyone, and probably mining the forum's resources for some tips along the way!

Cheers, Pete



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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Pete Mazz » August 4th, 2017, 4:19 pm

welcome!


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Big T » August 4th, 2017, 5:24 pm

Welcome aboard!! Be sure to post some pictures along the way or someone will say it never happened. :rulz:


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby ajfoxy » August 4th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Welcome aboard.
Looks like you have got things in hand with your build.
Yep pictures speak louder than words... :D


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Squiggle » August 4th, 2017, 8:04 pm

:welcome: can't wait to see your progress. :kewl:


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Postby The Czar » August 5th, 2017, 8:41 am

welcome aboard


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Weldun » August 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Welcome to the group! I think a great experience and a whole bunch of fun lies ahead of you and your friend. Best advice I can give you is take your time and don't skimp, these things last a lifetime and trust me, you'll have plenty of time to admire your work while you're cooking so make sure you're able to spend that time admiring and not regretting.


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Rodcrafter » August 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Welcome to the crew!


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby temurf » August 8th, 2017, 9:58 pm

:welcome:

And you're right, it is better to build one that is a little bigger rather than regret having built one too small.


Yer gonna like what we've been smokin'.

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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Dirtytires » August 8th, 2017, 11:18 pm

I built the same one...with a few deviations from the plans....but love it. Perfect size for my family of 3 or a work lunch for 90.



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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Canada-Q » September 12th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Hey would this be the right thread to post about my build or should I start a new thread in a different place? It'll be a combination of my photos and progress, as well as plenty of questions I'm sure.

Thanks in advance.



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Re: RE: Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby mp4 » September 12th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Canada-Q wrote:Hey would this be the right thread to post about my build or should I start a new thread in a different place? It'll be a combination of my photos and progress, as well as plenty of questions I'm sure.

Thanks in advance.


Start a new one so everyone can enjoy the project start to finish!



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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Big T » September 12th, 2017, 5:19 pm

:yth:


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Squiggle » September 13th, 2017, 8:01 pm

:welcome:


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Re: Smoker Rookie Diving In

Postby Frank_Cox » September 17th, 2017, 9:06 am

Right on! Welcome aboard!

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